Huawei bags $15 mn deal from TTSL

NEW DELHI: Telecom gear maker Huawei will be upgrading Tata Teleservices’ (TTSL) wireline network in a $15 million (Rs 93 crore) deal for three years.

Media reports said quoting sources: “Data is growing and core network also needs to be prepared to handle that surge in data. That’s why the telco wanted to be ready for that growth.”

As per the deal, Huawei will be modernising TTSL’s pan-India internet protocol-based core network with routers that support 100G and 400G technology.

Tata Teleservices offers GSM and CDMA services in 19 telecom circles, including nine 3G circles in the country under the brand name Tata DoCoMo, and has won CDMA airwaves in the recently concluded spectrum auction.

The telco operates in more than 450,000 towns and villages across the country.

In order to support the data growth, telecom companies are increasingly upgrading their networks and introducing internet protocol (IP)-based solutions.

Huawei has also bagged orders from Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to upgrade their networks.

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